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Entered as second-class matter November 17, 1916, at the post office at Framingham, Mass., under the act of March 3, 1879. 



VOL. XXVIII. 



FRAMINGHAM AND WELLESLEY, MASS., NOV. 27, 1919 



No. 10 



Barn Play Enthusiastically 
Received. 

BARNSWALLOWS PRESENTS 
ALL OF A SUDDEN PEGGY. 



On Thursday. Friday and Saturday nights All 
Of a Sudden Peggy was presented to an enthusi- 
astic audience in the Barn. The play itself was 
a light and humorous hit of improbability, dealing 
with the havoc wrought in a noble and scornful 
British family by gay. irresponsible Peggy O'Mara 
and her mother, who was "a bit of a dear." 

Laura Chandler made a delightful Peggy, com- 
pletely winning the hearts of her audience and 
carrying off the whole play. She flirted with 
Ala j or Archie, poked sly but kindly fun at pom- 
pous Lady Crackenthrope, petted her little mother, 
and cajoled the absent-minded and innocent An- 
thony. No less entertaining was Mrs. O'Mara 
(Edith Ferre), whose Irish brogue and humorously 
expressed epigrams were greeted with delight. 
Jimmy (Ruth Nicholas) was almost too youthful 
in appearance to make a convincing mainstay for 
the family, but there was nothing doubtful about 
his ability to make love in a highly satisfactory 
manner. Frances Sturgis as Lord Archie looked 
her part, and though her acting was conscious she 
was the most convincing man in the play. Barbara 
Bates had a difficult part in Lady Crackenthrope, 
but she did not make the most of what opportu- 
nities she had for some real acting. Carr Iglehart's 
acting as Anthony was too obvious, yetshe got her 
part across and added much to the amusement of 
the evening. 

Perphaps the best part of the play was the 
permanent setting. The fire-place looked like a 
real fire-place, and the window seat in the second 
act might have been a real one, too. The artistic 
lighting was the worthy result of much hard work 
by the committee. The present staging in the 
Barn is so much better than it used to be that 
one cannot help wishing that the plays chosen and 
their presentation could keep apace. 

The cast and Committee are as follows: 
Cast. 
Anthony, Ixird Crackenthrope. .Carr Iglehart, '22 
Lady Crackenthrope, his mother. Barbara Bates, '22 
Jimmy Keppel, her other son.. Ruth Nicholas, '23 
Major Archie Phipps, her brother 

• Frances Sturgis, '22 

Millicent Keppel, her daughter. Nora Cleveland, '23 

Jack Mehzies Elizabeth Kimball, '22 

Parker, butler - Mary Ward, '22 

Lucas, butler Elizabeth Bier, '21 

Mrs. Colquhoun Virginia Jennison, '23 

Mrs. O'Mara Edith Ferre, '20 

Peggy Laura Chandler, '21 

Committee. 

Chairman of Play Kathryn Collins, '20 

Chairman of Scenery Alison Kingsbury, '20 

Chairman of Costumes Eleanor Walden, '21 

Chairman of Properties Marjory Cook, '20 

Chairman of Lighting Helen Cope, '21 

Chairman of Make-up Katherine Hughes, '21 

Chairman of Ushering Caroline Chaffee, '21 

Director — Ruth Bolgiano, '20. 



DANGER. 
NOTICE TO ALL BICYCLE RIDERS. 



All bicycle riders whose wheels are not equipped 
with lamps are requested to provide themselves 
with lights at once. It is an offense against the 
law to ride without lights after five o'clock, and 
only the forbearance of the town police has kept 



many students from being brought to court. More 
serious than this is the fact that students riding 
without lights are in great danger of collision with 
automobiles, involving not only themselves but the 
occupants of the automobiles. 

Edith S. Tufts. 



FORUM VOTES FOR REFERENDUM. 



THE ROMANCE OF FLYING. 



On Friday evening, November 21st, in Billings 
Hall, Captain James Norman Hall of the Lafay- 
ette Escadrille and the American Aviation Corps, 
lectured on The Azure Lists. His purpose was 
not to talk on the technique, the mechanics of an 
aeroplane, but rather to give his hearers an im- 
pression, however vague, of the romance of flying. 
As fitting introduction to his subject he told a 
story for whose truth, with customary courage, he 
vouched absolutely. "A pilot who had been sep- 
arated from his squadron was attacked by German 
Fokkers. There was nothing to do but dive out of 
it. Unfortunately he did not warn his machine 
gunner, who, not being strapped in, was hurled out 
of the machine. Both plane and man fell straight 
down until, several thousand feet below, the pilot 
righted his machine — and picked his gunner up." 

"It is hard," continued Captain Hall, quickly 
becoming serious, "to think of those air-fights as 
actual occurrences, and not dreams. Yet they 
were real and often tragic enough at the time. 
Most of the aviators were only boys, full of joy 
and enthusiasm and chivalry. They would fight 
their battles with the same spirit as mediaeval 
knights, knowing that the victory was for the 
boldest and most skillful, and content to have it 
so. Often, handicapped by their inexperience they 
were shot down in their first combat. That was 
sheer tragedy." 

Captain Hall turned then to his own experience. 
He and two others also assigned to the Lafayette 
corps, were sent to a little village on the Aisne 
front. They were very happy, for they knew 
they were going to a job really worth 
while. Their planes were not less desirable for 
being patched and battle-scarred. They felt no 
hesitation, no fear, only a fine enthusiasm. The 
orders they received for their first trip, to run with 
open throttle from any German they might meet, 
were consequently unwelcome. Captain Hall went 
up, lost his partner and immediately found his 
German. He was driving a big two-seater, and 
was so intent on taking photographs that he paid 
no attention to the American above him. Captain 
Hall lost his temper at such neglect, and started 
pursuit. Perhaps the story would have had a 
different ending if the young aviator had realized 
how fast he was going. As it was, he came upon 
the enemy so suddenly that he turned perforce, 
took a spinning nose dive and lost his German. 
(Continued on page 3, column 3) 

IBANEZ GIVES HIS OPINION OF AMERICA. 



His subject, The America We Know, gave 
Vicente Blasco Ibaiiez, who spoke on November 24 
at the Barn, a great opportunity to give his own 
impressions of this country as well as its reputa- 
tion in the eyes of Europe. The lecture was given 
under the auspices of the Spanish department, in 
which tongue Cenor Ibanez spoke. The difficulties 
the American audience encountered in comprehend- 
ing the lecture were overcome by dividing his talk 
in three parts, each of which was translated before- 
hand by Mr. Albert Smith. 

"I was so obsessed by its magnitude that I felt 
like Gulliver among the race of giants when I 
(Continued on page 4, column 3) 



At a meeting of the Forum held in Shakespeare 
house the evening of November 18, the subject of 
Wellesley's honor system was discussed. There was 
first a formal presentation by Margery Borg, 
Jessie Cook and Eleanor Skerry of their impres- 
sions of the system. Miss Borg felt that there 
had always been an honor system and feared that 
if now the college voted to abolish it there would 
result simply a police force of College Govern- 
ment officials. Miss Cook agreed that there always 
had been an honor system — but an individual one. 
She defended the soundness of girls' aversion to 
reporting eacli other, and demanded a restatement 
of the honor system defining it as a personal one. 
Miss Skerry considered la referendum advisable to 
insure an appreciation this time of what was being 
voted upon, and a consequent living up to the 
system. 

In the open discussion which ensued the follow- 
ing points were made:The Grey Book permits in- 
dividual conscience to decide the question of re- 
porting another girl's misdeed. It does state, 
however, as Charlotte Hassett pointed out, that 
one "is expected to remind her of her obligation" 
to report herself. The weakness in the present 
system seemed to other speakers to lie in the 
half-hearted support of the college. But three of 
the classes in the college now voted, and the per- 
centage of their members who did vote was very 
small. There was a difference of opinion about 
the advisibility of discontinuing the use of proctors 
at examinations. A student who transferred to 
Wellesley from a state university spoke in favor 
of proctorless, "calm" quiz periods. Others said 
that the distraction of perfect freedom' to wander 
around was worse than the presence of a super- 
vising faculty member. Rachel Jones concluded 
with the statement "College government is our 
own instrument, not an arbitrary authority placed 
over us. Wle must grasp the idea that we are a 
community living together." 

It was found that the majority of those present 
at the Forum 1 were in favor of a referendum vote 
on the question. To show that there is back of the 
movement a responsible group — "not three or four 
confirmed revolutionists" — a motion was carried 
that a committee should be chosen to draw up 
a statement demanding a referendum. The mem- 
bers of this committee are the presidents of 
the College Government Association, the Debating 
Club, and the Forum, and in addition to these, 
two Juniors, one Sophomore, and one Freshman, 
to be chosen by the Senior members from a list 
of those nominated at the Forum. 



DES MOINES' CONFERENCE DELEGATES. 



Helen Bailey 
Frances Brooks 



Barbara Bean 
Eleanor Burch 



Margaret Byard 
Margaret Eddy 



1920. 

Elizabeth Peale 

Katharine Taylor 

1921. 

Margaret Haddock 
Marion Lockwood 

Margaret White 
1922. 

Emily Gordon 
Helen H. Jackson 

Emmavail Luce 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Boarb of Ebitors 



Eleanor Skerhy, 1920, Editor-in-Chief. 
Margaret Johnson, 1920, Associate Editor. 
Elizabeth Peale, 1920, Business ManageT. 
Dorothy Bright, 1921, Ass't Business Manager. 



Assistant Editors. 
Mary Barnet, 1920 Clemewell Hinchliff, 1921. 
Muriel Fritz, 1920. Elizabeth Sayre, 1921. 
Mary Dooly, 1921. Janet Matthews, 1921. 
Emilie Weyl, 1922 Dorothy Williams, 1922 
Margaret Griffiths, 1922. 



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of March 3, 1879. Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in section 1103, Act of October 
3, 1917, authorized October 30, 1919. 

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RESULTS OF THE FORUM. 



That the last Forum had some practical result, 
those who attended it feel sure. The meeting was 
a discussion of the honor system, and although 
none of the opinions expressed or suggestions made 
were startling in their originality, yet the inter- 
change of ideas was most stimulating. It is hard 
to get all points of view on the honor system even 
at a Forum discussion, because to many girls it 
is a very individual matter and individual ideas of 
right and wrong and of personal responsibility 
enter into their opinions upon the subject. The 
Forum started action at least. As the News has 
formerly stated, a referendum is essential to the 
success of the present honor system, or to any 
other which might be substituted. It is expected 
that the committee in their campaign for a refer- 
endum will give each girl a chance to state just 
what kind of an honor system she wants, whether 
based on individual responsibility only, or on com- 
munity responsibility, and how far such a system 
is binding. Meanwhile, the college at large must 
wake up and be prepared to meet the question. 
A second shirking of the civic responsibility would 
be an unutterable disgrace to the students now in 
college. 



ments. The Barn would continue grateful for 
academic aid. But the independent, creative energy 
of the college would have found a newer, more in- 
teresting channel. 

The suggested plan would improve the quality of 
work now produced. It undoubtedly would take 
away much of the minus quality of the 2X. But 
not very far away another minus 2X looms up 
ahead. 



ONE MORE 2X. 



We welcome with open arms the possible solu- 
tion of' X — 2X which has recently appeared. The 
co-ordination of academic and non-academic issues 
would bring into college life the efficiency which is 
so decidedly lacking today. The scope of our work 
would be enlarged and the productions themselves 
greatly improved. But, even supposing this ideal 
state could be attained, would the college be satis- 
fied? 

The absolute negation of the word "non-acad- 
emic" points the answer to this question. The vari- 
ous activities in college — the Barn, Tree Day, class 
plays and proms, The Experimenter, The Neios, 
societies — began as distinct attempts of the stu- 
dents to strike out for themselves. They are en- 
deavors to do dramatic, creative or social work 
without the supervision and help of the faculty. 
They have not scored a signal success perhaps; 
but one recognizes their independance be they fail- 
ures or triumphs. Whether or not there will be 
the same interest in lighting by the Physics depart- 
ment as there is today at the success or failure of 
a student attempt at lighting is a doubtful ques- 
tion. AVill girls be as eager to costume the Barn 
plays when they know that they are to be super- 
vised by the Art department? Sooner or later will 
come a lack of interest, not due to unwillingness to 
learn much that the Art department could teach; 
but there is an inherent desire in a college girl to 
do something, free from academic supervision. 

The fact that this desire exists deserves con- 
sideration. If a plan such as appeared in The 
Experimenter were carried out the non-academic 
activities existing today might be combined with 
academic activities. Immediately, however, the 
energy of the students would seek a new outlet. 
New activities would spring up irrespective of co- 
ordination with the English or Economic depart- 



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I. 

The Honor System — Once More. 

Frankly the agitation about the honor system 
is quite incomprehensible to me. People appa- 
rently do not realize that under student govern- 
ment we have always had an Honor System implied 
if not expressed. In the agreement between the 
Faculty and Students of Wellesley College "which 
is the basis of our present Constitution and the 
case of the College Government system the first 
clause reads: 

"Whereas the students of Wellesley College de- 
sire to assume individually and collectively a re- 
sponsibility for the conduct of students in their 
college life." 

What is the present Honor System but a closer 
definition of this rather vague statement? The 
clauses in the Honor System that are disturbing 
the peace of the college are: 

Procedure under the Honor System. 

I. Any student violating the Honor Code is 
expected to report herself. 

II. Anyone observing the failure of another to 
report herself is expected to remind her of her 
obligation under the honor system. 

This to me is no more than a concrete expression 
of the principle stated in the beginning of the 
agreement between the Faculty and Students. 

But many people feel that until this year we 
have had no honor system and they wish to abolish 
the present system. Their objection is principally 
to the statement that: 

Anyone observing the failure of another to re- 
port herself is expected to remind her of her ob- 
ligation under the Honor System. 

Some argue that if a girl breaks a rule it is her 
individual concern in which no one else has a right 
to interfere. This "laissez-faire" philosophy is out 
of date; to-day it is felt that a certain responsi- 
bility for the wrong doing of one person must be 
shared by the whole community — the social con- 
cept as opposed to the purely individualistic. 

Others say: "How can I, far from spotless 
myself, correct my neighbor? This argument 
shows a misapprehension of the function of the 
individual in the Honor System. Take a similar 
case in our National Government. We all know 
that the Judges who mete out the law are not 
perfect men. They are simply men acting as the 
"instrument," the "voice" of the law. So with 
students under the Honor System, they are acting 



not as individuals but as "instruments," "voices" 
of the Honor System. 

These — the chief objections I have heard of an 
Honor System — seem invalid to me. But suppose 
that the result of a referendum vote of the student 
body is to hear the total abolition of an Honor 
System. What then? 

To my mind, College Government without an 
Honor System means a student police force of 
College Government officials, substituted for the 
Faculty Police Force of the days before Student 
Government. 

Is this what the student body desires? 

M. B., 1920. 
II. 
Wanted — A Sense of Honor. 

If, during a quiz, you sit on a seat in the back 
row and glance at your notes now and then, it's all 
right, you can get away with it. If you keep your 
Bible open during a Bible roll call, what does it 
matter, the instructor can't see you? If you for- 
get to register, you need not report yourself, no- 
body will know the difference. If you register 
under a chaperon whom you don't see during your 
absence, never mind, you won't be caught. If you 
are offered an automobile ride to Natick with a 
couple of good-looking fellows, just take it, Natick 
people won't report you. 

Every single day our honor system is violated in 
some such way as one of these. I know it. We all 
know it. But we won't tell on the girl, nor will we 
even tell the girl we don't approve. We don't want 
to make her provoked, to lose her friendship. How 
much is her friendship worth, anyway? We just 
keep on crying for a regular honor system, and we 
all fail to live up to the one we have. It's not a 
new system we need, it's a new, deeper sense of 
honor. When we get the honor, then we can talk 
about the system, but not until then ! 



DO YOU BELONG? 



Do you belong to the Bird Club? "If not, why 
not?" With a membership fee of only twenty-five 
cents a year, and with no obligatory duties of 
membership, the Bird Club cannot succeed without 
an all-college support. Through its efforts are 
our campus songsters attracted and kept here; 
through its work, also, are hosts of gypsy moths 
destroyed. (If you do not realize what a deadly 
menace these moths are to the "oaks" — and other 
trees — "of our Wellesley," look at the big area of 
dead trees in West Woods !) We are proud of our 
campus; we are interested in our bird visitors; 
can't we express our pride and interest in a prac- 
tical way? Twenty-five cents is very little to each 
one of us, but to the Bird Club, our quarters mean 
the wherewithal for seed, suet, and other Birdland 
necessities. "Let's make it unammous?" 

(Quarters may be paid to Vera Lange, Treas- 
urer, or dropped into the Bird Club box in the 
Administration Building.) '21. 



OUR PERSONAL DEBT. 



On Sunday morning, November 23, in Houghton 
Memorial Chapel, the Reverend Mr. James Gordon 
Gilkey of Springfield, Massachusetts, asked and 
answered, in so far as it was possible, the question 
"What does God expect of us?" Ritual, ceremo- 
nious display, dogmatic creeds, he said, are not 
essential. We can vindicate our right to be alive, 
to receive the love of God, only through our char- 
acters. We must make the most of ourselves. We 
must give back to the world, in love and service 
and self-abnegation, more than the world has given 
us. And we must strengthen the organized 
agencies for good, in the world. These are the 
things God expects of us, these are the services we 
owe Him. 

WATCH FOR OUR SPECIAL CHRISTMAS 
ISSUE. 



THE 




DEAR BRUTUS STILL PLAYING 



It is small wonder that of all the dramatists 
who cater to the English-speaking world that 
modest little Scotchman, J. M. Barrie, is the best 
loved. All of his plays breathe of sunshine and 
happiness, lie never scolds. While he dotes on 
calling attention to little human frailties, he does 
so humorously, for as he hopes to be forgiven for 
whatever little blemishes he may possess, so is he 
ready to forgive his neighbor for his shortcom- 
ings. 

Barrie made a deep impress on the discerning 
portion of the public with "The Little Minister." 
That this play was not a flash of an accidental 
turn was proved by "Peter Pan" and later by 
"What Every Woman Knows," "The Admirable 
Crichton" and "A Kiss for Cinderella." All these 
plays added to the lustre attached to the author's 
name, but the brightest feather in the cap of his 
reputation is "Dear Brutus," the charming work 
that William Gillette is now giving at the Hollis 
Street Theatre, Boston. The only trouble with 
some of the gifted Scotchman's early plays was 
that he was so subtle that his meaning was not 
always clear to the majority. But in "Dear Bru- 
tus" he is particularly lucid. Depth there is to 
the play to be sure, a wonderful amount of it, but 
it is all easily seen. It isn't what Barrie says 
that matters so much as what is implied by what 
he says. Barrie holds, and tries to prove, in 
"Dear Brutus" that a man's success or failure in 
this world lies within himself and is not due to any 
outside causes. The argument gives a lot of food 
for thought, and it is one that has furnished any 
number of ministers with material for sermons. 

Mr. Gillette's stay in the play in Boston has 
been wonderfully successful. There have been 
times when the Hollis Street Theatre has not been 
large enough to accommodate all those who have 
desired to see the play. How much the work is 
appreciated is shown by the manner in which it 
is received and the enthusiasm shown at the ends 
of the acts. In view of the success of the play it 
seems unfortunate that its original stay of a month 
cannot be prolonged. As it is Mr. Gillette must 
end his stay in two weeks, for other cities are wait- 
ing to see the best of all the Barrie plays. The 
work is artistically staged, and surrounding Mr. 
Gillette is one of the best companies that has ever 
gone on tour in this country. 



You all know 
DR. RAYMOND CALKINS. 

Here's a chance to hear him speak 
Where: The Chapel. 
When: December 3, 1919. 
On what: "The Des Moines Conference." 



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COPLEY THEATRE. 

"Milestones" will be the next play to be given by 
the Henry Jewett Players at the Copley Theatre. 
This play was written by Arnold Bennett and Ed- 
ward Knoblauch, and was given at this same 
theatre in the spring of 1917. Such delightful 
memories has "Milestones" left in the minds of the 
patrons of the Copley that there has been an ur- 
gent call for its revival. 

"Milestones" is a very unusual play in many 
respects. It is chock full of the most delightful 
kind of romance. There is a beautiful love story 
which is carried through three generations. The 
first act is laid in 1885, and the third act in 1912. 
Thus is given a splendid opportunity for pictorally 
depicting the various eras as to manners, costumes 
and household appointments, for what was in vogue 
in 1860 was in bad taste twenty-five years later; 
and similarly the styles and manners would not be 
in keeping in the present day. One can easily see 
the wide opportunties that are given the men and 
women of the Jewett Company to "progress" from 
one generation to another, and herein lies one of 
the delightful charms of the play as one watches 
the transition from youth to middle age and again 
from old age. "Milestones" calls for the full 
strength of the Jewett Players, and the perfor- 
mances may well be anticipated with the greatest 
pleasure by the patrons of the Copley. Adv. 



EXCHANGES. 



"Flu" Free at George Washington University. 

The high cost of illness has been reduced very 
cleverly by the students of Washington Univer- 
sity who have planned a system under which any- 
one may get "Flu," "Sleeping Sickness" or any 
other popular ailment and find on recovery a doc- 
tor's bill which is less than $8.00. 

This is made possible by a voluntary students' 
activities tax just authorized by the board of trus- 
tees of the university. Subscription to the tax 
entitles the student to free medical and hospital 
attention during the year, three home and three 
office visits for each illness, and a room, board, 
medicine and nursing for a period of three weeks 
at the university hospital, besides being admitted 
to all sorts of debates, athletic contests, etc. A 
university physician will be appointed to take 
charge of the plan. 

A Kindergarten for Goucher. 

The department of Education of Goucher Col- 
lege has decided to enlarge its scope this year by 
the foundation of a "denomination class" for kin- 
dergarten children, in the hope that its success will 
justify the gradual development of a complete 
school of education. The class was established to 
fulfil a real need, for although the schools of 
Baltimore have been very kind in permitting 
Goucher students to visit them, there are many 
difficulties in such an arrangement. 

The new kindergarten room will have all the 
advantages which modern theories of education 



can provide. Many of the traditional nursery toys 
will be missing and in their place large building 
blocks, saws and hammers have been substituted. 

New Women's College at the University op 
Pennsylvania. 

A site at the corner of Walnut and Thirty- 
Fourth Strets, Philadelphia and a sum of $500,000 
will provide for a new college to give expanded 
facilities to the women students of the University 
of Pennsylvania. 

In response to the demand of women who want 
the same advantages of corrective and gymnastic 
work which the men students enjoy, the university 
inaugurated on November 1 a new course in phy- 
sical education for women students, with a special 
staff of women physicians and instructors. 

The Romance of Flying. 
(Continued from page 1, column 2) 
"I confess that the adventure made me self- 
confident," said the speaker smilingly. But my 
conceit was soon knocked out of me, when, a 
group of staff officers having come to the squad- 
ron, some of us were sent up on a demonstration 
trip. I was late starting, on account of trouble 
with the engine, and had to fly alone. It was 
early dusk. Though I could hear nothing but the 
rfoar of my engine and the scream of the wind as it 
shook the plane, I yet knew, by the flare of 
rockets and bursting oif shells, that a heavy attack 
was going on.. I felt at first remote, detached, 
then unbearably depressed at the horror of the 
battle field. The mood passed swiftly at the 
sight of a group of machines outlined against the 
sky. Thinking they were our planes, I started to 
join them, only to be welcomed with machine gun 
fire. For a while I lost control — I had been hit 
pretty badly — and sat helpless while my plane, 
running loose, did fantastic things. I managed at 
last, just before losing consciousness, to shut off 
the motor. I knew nothing further until I looked 
up from a stretcher and saw the French helmet 
(Continued on page 4, column 1) 



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The Romance of Flying. 
(Continued from page 3, column 3) 
worn by my bearer. I can never make you realize 
how thankful I was at finding myself in French 
hands. They told me later that my machine had 
fallen in a trench, and that the wings, buckling 
under, had broken the force of the fall and saved 
my life." 

"The air is trackless," Captain Hall said, en- 
thusiastically, "you are utterly free — and at every 
turn may come glorious adventure. You are a 
disembodied spirit, and then suddenly you find 
yourself in the midst of heroic struggle. I 
have seen things more gloriously beautiful than 
were ever dreamed of on land, the glint of sunlight 
on a heaped-up mass of clouds, perhaps. But 
against the beauty stands the tragedy. It is for- 
tunate that there was not time to think." 

Captain Hall finished with a graphic account of 
his last fight when, with disabled engine and bro- 
ken wing, he was brought down, wounded, behind 
the German lines. He ate his squadron orders, 
that they might not give information to the enemy. 
He gave honorable credit to the decency of the 
German officers in whose hands he found himself. 
"The intelligence officer was a bluff old fellow, 
very cordial and effusive, who really knew a lot, 
except that most of it was wrong," he said. "The 
Germans certainly played fair with me." 

In the course of the lecture, Captain Hall quoted 
from the speech of Lloyd George in which he 
moved the nation's thanks to the army and navy. 
"Far above the squalor and mud," he said of the 
aviators, "they fight out the battle of right and 
wrong. They are the knighthood of war; they 
recall the chivalry of the past; they are without 
fear and without reproach." "I don't know about 
the fear," Captain Hall commented humorously. 
"Someone defined an aviator's life as 'months of un- 
interrupted leisure punctuated by moments of in- 
tense fear.' But those young fellows were glorious 
fighters." 



THE INDUSTRIAL CONFERENCE AND 
THE COLLEGE FORUM. 



The college has many times heard voiced the 
opinion of Labor. It is now to have the great op- 
portunity of hearing Capital's side. Mr. Edward 
Farnham Greene, a member of the Employers' 
group of the Industrial Conference, and president 
of the Board of Trustees of the college, is to speak 
in the near future under the auspices of the 
Forum. The Forum thought it expedient to have 
a meeting to discuss the main issues of the ques- 
tion before Mr. Greene came. The next meeting, 
on Tuesday, December 8th, will therefore be de- 
voted to the subject. The speaker, chairman, and 
place of meeting will be announced later. Watch 
for it ! Then come and bring your friends. The 
question is a vital one ! A resume of the Industrial 
Conference follows. Read it! 

The Industrial Conference, called by President 
Wilson and composed of representatives of Labor, 
Capital, and the Public, chosen by him, convened 
in Washington, October 7. Its purpose was to pro- 
vide an opportunity for Labor and Capital to talk 
over their differences in the hope that they might 
come to some agreement on many important in- 
dustrial questions of the day. 

The conference chose Franklin K. Lane, Secre- 
tary of the Interior, as Chairman. It was voted 
that each of the three groups should act as a 
unit. The employers group immediately drew up 
a recommendation of twelve points, presenting its 
views. Of these twelve points the most important 
are: 

"Two — Each industrial establishment to be con- 
sidered as the productive unit in dealing with in- 
dustrial problems." 

"Six — Each industrial establishment as a unit 
to provide adequate means of settling disputes." 

"Seven — Right of employers and employees to 
join lawful organizations, but without coercion." 

"Ten— The principle of 'open shop' where mem- 



bership or non-membership in any association is 
not made a condition of employment, shall not be 
denied or questioned." 

"Eleventh — Right to strike or lockout in private 
industry as a last resort is recognized; boycott, 
blacklist, sympathetic strike and lockout are de- 
clared indefensible, anti-social, and immoral; con- 
tinuous and uninterrupted operation in public util- 
ities must be assured; strikes and combinations to 
prevent the continuous and orderly functioning of 
government must be prohibited." 

The Labor group immediately answered these 
twelve points by announcing their platform, the 
most important clauses of which were: 

One — The right of workers to work through 
trade unions. 

Two — The right of wage earners to work through 
men of their own choosing. 

Three — The appointment of a national confer- 
ence board in each industry. 

Four — The eight hour day for all workers. 

Five — The suspension (for two years) and con- 
trol of immigration. 

Six — The prohibition of child labor for private 
gain. 

The first question taken up for discussion was 
collective bargaining. And upon that subject the 
groups came to a deadlock. Neither Capital nor 
Labor would make any concessions'. Mr. Gompers, 
the leader of the Labor party, saw no hope of any 
compromise. On October 23, he walked out of the 
conference,, followed by the rest of the Labor 
party. The conference tried to continue its dis- 
cussions without the Labor group, but found it 
impossible. The conference proved a complete 
failure. 

This failure has made the industrial situation 
even more critical than it was before the conference 
was called. No compromise seems possible be- 
tween capital and labor. Discussion seems to be 
a thing of the past. 



Ibanez Gives His Opinion of America. 
(Continued from page 1, column 2) 
reached New York," he said. "It is like a huge 
apocalyptic animal with elephant-like legs." 

Senor Ibanez said that much of the misunder- 
standing of the United States prevalent in Europe 
was due to ignorance. This has largely been reme- 
died by the war, however, and the countries have 
come to know each other better. 

"The United States was thought to be a prison 
for imaginative human beings. You were called 
the land of the dollar. Yet you are the most ro- 
mantic, generous and quixotic nation — the only 
nation that went to war for its ideals. Your Civil 
War was a war of great masses struggling to free 
slaves. The Great War was entered into disin- 
terestedly, for principles. You asked for nothing, 
no lands, no indemnities — nothing but to vindicate 
the rights of the people." Senor Ibaliez compared 
the United States to Don Quixote with his knightly 
generosity. "You, too," he said, "may be stoned. 
You must not expect gratitude." 

"Another false idea that prevailed was that 
America had no art and no contribution to intel- 
lectual thought. But you have a man who has in- 
fluenced every country in Europe — Edgar Allan 
Poe." Senor Ibanez told of his surprise at finding 
the American people so ignorant of Poe. "He 
opened the portals of art to me, and I consider 
myself the spiritual son of Poe." 

"The unquestionable defect of America is its 
youth — if youth is a defect. But we outgrow that, 
unfortunately. I don't consider you perfect, but 
at least you are the least imperfect of nations. 
Your defects are short-lived where in Europe they 
stay on as institutions." 

"Before the United States entered the war, 
Europe doubted if you could bring the force neces- 
sary, or if it could be crystallized into an army. 
We remembered Edison and thought of marvelous 
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THE TREATY. 



Sometimes 

I am convinced 

That Congress doesn't know 

What it is going 

To do 

About 

The Treaty. 

I think so now because 

I 

Have read the papers, 

And find 

Some words I can't 

Understand; as: 

"Cloture," "filibuster" and 

"Protracted hugger-mugger." 

The "Battalion of Death," and 

The "irreooncilables" are 

at outs; one says 

The other is all 

"Bluff" 

And the other says 

the other sides talk is all 

"Bunk." 

They both 

Talk a great deal 

But then, 

So do I. 

("Hugger-mugger," sounds 

well. 

I must remember it.) 

"Ratification or extinction" 

has a pleasing sound. 

Does it mean 

"Liberty or Death?" 

The rhythm is the same, 

n'est-se fas? 

One phrase I 

understand : 

"Making mud pies." 

I used to make them, 

Once. 

("Hugger-mugger." 

I love its sound; it 

gurgles so.) 

We are told that 

Congress 

May "dump the pact." 

Well, let it. 

There are enough 




Amendments 

And 

Reservations 

To make a new Treaty 

We already have a 

Preamble, and 

Art. X. 

Senators 

Heed and Hitchcock 

Like to talk. 

But their talk is mostly 

Hugger-mugger. 

(There! I used it; now 

I'll quit.) 



C. M., '22. 



A BABY FRENCH STUDENTS PRAYER. 



I've been sitting in the chapel ever since I can 

recall 
I'm sure by now a century's rolled by, 
And still the Frenchman lectures and I struggle 

not to fall 
Asleep beneath my village senior's eye. 

And I'm trying to remember just a word or maybe 

two 
That I learnt at High School in the days of yore 
Since I cannot talk the language well enough to 

"Parlez-vous" 
How can a lecture thrill me to the core? 

So what I want to know is why send me and my 

pals 
We Baby French companions who are green 
Since our talk is all of "oiseaux" in those stately 

college halls 
How should we guess what longer words can mean ? 

Our minds are not developed past the first phonetic 

stage 
The French is Greek to us — that's plain to see, 
Please save the facts and figures for the students 

who are sage 
To stay at home is' our one longing plea. 





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SERVICES IN SAINT PAUL'S CATHEDRAL. 



A series of services for school and college men 
and women will be held in St. Paul's Cathedral in 
the city of Boston, during the school year 1919-30, 
under the auspices of the St. Paul's Society of 
Harvard University. 

While the general public is welcome, we wish to 
point out that these services are arranged especially 
for the students in the high schools, academies, 
boarding schools, and colleges in and about Boston. 
They are primarily student services. It has been 
felt that there is a need for corporate student wor- 
ship in Boston, and, with this thought in mind, we 
are placing this plan before the members of the 
educational institutions in this community. The 
idea is somewhat of an experiment; its success or 
failure lies with the students and instructors, for 
whom it is designed. 

It has been said that the future of our country 
rests with the men and women in our schools and 
colleges. Our nation is calling for trained and 
well-balanced leaders from our education institu- 
tions. 

The preachers at these services will be men who 
are in sympathetic touch with school life and prob- 
lems. They will be men of national prominence. 

The first service of the series will be held in St. 
Paul's Cathedral at four o'clock on the afternoon of 
Sunday, November 23. Bishop Lawrence of the 
Diocese of Massachusetts will be the preacher. 
Bishop Lawrence needs little introduction. He is 
one of the great outstanding figures of our country, 
a man known and beloved in California as well as 
in Massachusetts. He has always been in close 
touch with student life and has been for years a 
Fellow of Harvard University. 

Wie urge careful consideration of this service 
among the various student bodies in and around 
Boston. It should be no ordinary gathering. There 
are approximately forty thousand students within 
twenty-five miles of Boston. These men and women 
are studying the same problems; they have the same 
interests; and they should have an opportunity to 
meet together in worship and to hear their prob- 
lems discussed by the best and biggest men of the 
country. 

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HOOVER FAMILY LATINISTS. 



Since Mr. Hoover's name has been so prominent 
during the last few years, the readers of the News 
may be interested in the following item from the 
San Francisco A rc/onaut in regard to his knowledge 
of Latin: 



"Both Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Hoover are Latin 
experts. Mrs. Hoover was the leading geologist of 
her class (Stanford, '96). Together the Hoovers 
turned into English the huge work, 'De Re Metal- 
lica,' the first book ever written on minging and 
metals. In March, 1914, at a dinner in the Bilt- 
more Hotel, New York, a gold medal for the most 
distinguished achievement in mining and metal- 
lurgy, offered by the Mining and Metallurgical 
Society of America, was presented to Mr. and Mrs. 
Herbert Hoover for their joint accomplishment. 
Together they had an equipment which no trans- 
lators had ever possessed, and with the foot-notes 
which they added to the original text they 
made their book a complete history of mining and 
metals down to the beginning of modern science. — 
San Francisco Argonaut." 

This translation of De Be Metallica is now in the 
Wellesley College library and may be found on the 
shelves of recent additions. 

Adeline Belle Hawes. 



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Hlumnae Department 

(The Editors are earnestly striving to make this de- 
partment of_value by reporting events of interest to 
Wellesley Alumns as promptly and as completely as is 
possible. The Alumna; are urged to co-operate by send- 
ing notices to the Alumna; General Secretary or directly 
to the Wellesley College News.) 



MARRIAGES. 



'11. Bruce-Cowan. On November 26, at Buffa- 
lo, N.. Y., Hazel Gertrude Cowan to Mr. Oliver 
Standard Bruce, Jr. 

'15. Ashton-Van Winkle. On November 12, in 
New York City, Elizabeth Gill Van Winkle to Rev. 
Frederick Turner Ashton* 



BIRTHS. 



'10. On November 5, in Newton, Mass., a 
daughter, Janet Kendall Fisher, to Mrs. Ernest 
W. Fisher (Alice Atwood). 

'11. On December 3, 1918, a son, William Elmer, 
to Mrs. Elmer W. Norris (Louise Brown). 

'11. On November 4, a daughter, Margaret, to 
Mrs. Leal A. Headley (Harriet Marston). 

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'06. Mrs. Arnold Knapp (Julia James Long) 
to Deare Place, Camden, South Carolina. 

'08. Mrs. Luther C. Fowle (Helen Curtiss) to 
Tenafly, N. J. (Until June, 1920). 

'11. Mrs. John W. Moore (Constance Eustis) to 
1540 La Loma Avenue, Berkeley, Cal. (For win- 
ter, 1919-20). 

'14. Mrs. Paul Gray Hoffman (Dorothy M. 
Brown) to 129 South Norton Ave., Los Angeles, 
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Ibanez Gives His Opinion of America. 
(Continued from page 4, column 3) 

inventions he might make, perhaps a machine which 
could suck the submarines out of the sea. We ex- 
pected everything except what happened — two mil- 
lion soldiers quietly crossing the ocean." 

"The best Europe could do was to create a great 
statesman every hundred years," Senor Ibanez said. 
"But America, in its short life, has had four, 
Washington, the great general, Lincoln who 
preached the gospel of liberty, energetic Roosevelt, 
and Wilson, who is not only a statesman but a 
great poet and seer." Senor Ibanez pictured Mr. 
Wilson, grotesquely, as an angelic being in a frock 



coat whose "wings trail when he has to walk on the 
earth with the people." 

Speaking of the United States he said, "You can 
be self-sufficient, a world within the world. You 
have absolute, unquestionable, national greatness. 
Morally you have dealt militarism its death blow. 
Nations may forget and wish to return to enormous 
armies because nations have short memories. But 
they can look to the United States whose power lies 
in its industry and the work of its citizens. The 
center of gravity of the world now lies in Washing- 
ton. Emperors and kings will have to consult the 
will of the president who is chosen every four 
years." 




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hall was commemorated by a series of teas given 
by Miss Lester, Miss Smith and Miss Copeland; 
of whom the first two have resided in the house 
during its entire history. Members of the faculty 
were the guests on November 7 and November 14; 
while student members of the Shafer family, both 
past and present, attended on November 18. 

Shafer Hall was named in honor of Helen A. 
Shafer, head of the department of mathematics 
from 1877 to 1888, and president of the college 
from 1888 until her death in 1894. In the recep- 
tion room are four memorial windows, designed by 
her former student, Professor Helen A. Merrill. 
These windows and. a photograph of Miss Shafer 
were objects of interest to those attending the tea. 

Beginning at the left, the first window repre- 
sents the oldest mathematical treatise now extant, 
the Rhind papyrus, written about 1700 B. C. by 
Ahmes, an Egyptian priest. It is entitled "Direc- 
tions for obtaining the knowledge of all dark 
things." 

The second window contains three figures rep- 
resenting different stages of Greek mathematics, 
the Pythagorean theorem; the sphere inscribed in 
a cylinder, which Archimedes directed should be 
placed on his tombstone; and the section of a 
cone, which was first studied systematically by 
Appollonius. 

The beginnings of modern mathematics are illus- 
trated in the third window by an open book, on 
whose pages are the graph of a cubic equation, 
and an integral, typifying the work of Descartes 
and Sir Isaac Newton respectively. 

The fourth window bears the seal of Oberlin 
College, Miss Shafer's Alma Mater. C. E. S. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



CALENDAR. 



Friday, November 28th. 7.30 P.M., Room 24 • of 
Founder's Hall. Address by Mr. Donald R. 
Taft of the Economics Department. Sub- 
ject: Women in Industry. Mr. Taft will 
illustrate his lecture by means of lantern 
slides. 

Sunday, November 30th. 11 A.M., Memorial 
Chapel. President George E. Horr, Newton 
Theological Seminary. 
Vespers 7 P.M. 

Monday, December 1st. 7.45 P.M., Billings Hall. 
Fifth lecture in the course on government by 
Mr. Hanford of the History Department. 
Subject: The Judiciary in the United States 
— organization of federal courts. The Courts 
and the Constitution. 

Tuesday, December 2. 7.30 P.M., Phi Sigma. 

Subject: The Industrial Conference -in 

Washi ng ton. Miss Batchelder will lead. 

8.00 P.M. Zeta Alpha. Alliance Franchise 

meeting. Address by Lieutenant Huillet. 

Wednesday, December 3. After C. A. meeting. 
I. C. S. A. meeting. 

Thursday, December 4. 7.30 P.M. Tower Court. 
Address by Mr. Charles Horton Stork on 
The Poets' Fund. 



SAVE THE DATE. 



On Tuesday evening, December 9, Mr. Edwin 
Farnham Greene, President of the Board of Trus- 
tees, will speak on the employers' interests in the 
recent Labor Conference in Washington, of which 
be was a member. Mr. Greene will speak in- 
formally at a joint meeting of the Forum and the 
Debating Club. All are welcome. The exact time 
and place will be announced later. 



PLAYMATES IN PRINT. 



It is pleasant, in turning over the current mag- 
azines, to chance upon one Wellesley friend after 
another. Miss Sherwood is not in this month's 
Atlantic, the more's the pity, but one of the book 
reviews has the familiar initials V. D. S. and in 
the autumn issue of the Yale Quarterly Miss 
Scudder has another and longer review, this time 
of Mrs. Ward's A Writer's Recollections. Our 
own Wellesley Alumnae Quarterly opens with a 
spirited challenge by Miss Shackford to the ad- 
vocates of vocational courses in college. In the 
November number of Modern Language Notes 
Miss Hibbard has one of her scholarly contribu- 
tions to mediaeval romance. In that choice wisp 
of a periodical, The Sonnet, I find with joy that 
one sonnet of the four is by Bernice Kenyon, while 
my struggle to appreciate that somewhat fierce and 
furious reformer, The Modernist, is happily light- 
ened as I come upon another sonnet by another 
of "The Scribblers," unless a stranger has stolen 
Huth Metzger's name. If I had time and wit to 
go wandering through the scientific and philoso- 
phical reviews, who knows what more I might find! 

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"ONE IS GONE WHO SHALL NOT GO 
FROM SAGAMORE." 

The Personality of Theodore Roosevelt was made 
very real to Wellesley in an informal address by 
Mrs. John Henry Hammond, Chairman of the 
Womens Roosevelt Memorial Association, at Zeta 
Alpha on Thursday evening, November 20. Mrs. 
Hammond reviewed (as only a friend could) a 
series of her recollections of the Colonel from the 
Police Court to the White House Days, by which 
she illustrated his leading- characteristics as being 
spontaneity, whole hearted interest in the matter 
on hand, indominatable energy, extreme caution 
and a sense of humor. 

The undying figure of the beloved Ex-President 
was made still more vivid by a reading from George 
Wharton Pepper's speech on Theodore Roosevelt 
that describes his tireless body which plunged into 
the jungles at an age when most men sought 
repose; his capacious mind so combined with com- 
mon sense; his unquenchable spirit which could 
not be discouraged. Mr. Pepper's tribute ended 
with "he must live on, not only as a memory but 
as a vitalizing force .... Theodore means a gift of 
God, we can not spare him, he must come back 
to us." "Since he must live on" said Mrs. Ham- 
mond "the Association proposes to help perpetu- 
ate his wonderful spirit by purchasing and restor- 
ing his birth place and making it a center of 
Americanization." 



WELLESLEY GIRLS WITH Y. W. C. A. 
ABROAD. 

Two Wellesley College girls, from Plainfield, 
N. J., life long friends, are overseas secretaries of 
the American Young Women's Christian Associa- 
tion. Miss Helen Joy, '13, is in charge of the 
Foyer for French girls at Tours, where several 
hundred girls are eagerly taking advantages of 
the educational classes and the recreational fea- 
tures offered. Miss Elizabeth Goddard, '06, 
has her headquarters in Paris, and 1 is directing 
the hostess houses of the Y. W. C. A. which re- 
main, the Hotel Oxford, Cambridge, and the Hotel 
Palais Royal in Paris, and the Trier'scher Hof in 
Coblenz, Germany, which means that she has the 
responsibility of keeping them staff-ed with secre- 
taries and running along smoothly. In addition 
to these the organization has recently opened at 
Romagnes the first of the rest houses which it 
proposes to establish at the cemeteries in the dev- 
astated areas, co-operating with the army and 
the American Red Cross, the Y. W. C A. supply- 
ing the secretary who acts as; hostess welcoming 
the people who come on the sad mission of visit- 
ing graves, provided them with food and shelter. 



The Red Cross provides the hut and equipment 
and the army places all its information resources at 
the disposal of the hut secretary to help in the task 
of locating graves. At Bony near St. Quentin and 
Amiens, where the boys of the 27th and 30th 
Divisions were in action, at Fers en Tardenois, at 
Belleau Wood, and at Thiaurourt, it is proposed 
to establish these huts, all of them places where 
otherwise there would be no shelter for those ar- 
riving. 

Previous to assuming the hostess house direction, 
as the successor to Miss Mabel Salmon of Omaha, 
Neb. who is returning to the U. S. A., Miss God- 
dard had varied experiences as secretary in charge 
of the Hotel Centrale and Regina at Tours, 
France, at first with the American girls working 
with the American Army, and then, when they 
left in June and English and French girls took 
their places in the quartermaster, ordnance and 
signal corps departments, continued to make a 
home for them in the same hotel. In addition to 
the family regularly in the house, there were al- 
ways transients arriving to be sheltered, women 
war workers going to and from duty or on leave, 
and at times there were during a month from 100 
to 200 extra to be provided for, because the hotel 
was also a hostess house. When the S. O. S. 
moved to Paris last September, Miss Goddard was 
confronted with the task of moving some 300 girls 
to Paris, housing them temporarily in the Hotel 
Petrograd, which was in the state of upheaval in- 
cidental to being renovated in preparation for re- 
opening as an American Women's Club, with fur- 
niture piled high, painters at work and general 
chaos reigning. Then, as things are done in the 
army, word 1 came that a big school building was 
vacated by American soldiers, and in six days 
Miss Goddard had made ready the big, barren 
place, in which had been left only the frame work 
of the army cots and much dust and debris, and 
had her girls moved in. However, they stayed 
only a fortnight, because another army order 
notified them it was time to move as the French 
government wanted the building for its boy's 
school, and again the girls packed their belong- 
ings and flitted to other quarters, which the army 
designated. Moving a family of 300 three times 
in six weeks was quite enough to disturb the 
serenest soul, but there is no evidence that Miss 
Goddard 's calmness was unduly ruffled. Her fam- 
ily is all settled, at least as the term settled is 
understood in army parlance, and she leaving 
another capable secretary to carry on, has turned 
her attention to her new duties of directing the 
hostess houses. 

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